Honda Canada Recalls Over 50,000 Newer Pilot, Ridgeline, and Passport Models
Due to a defect that can potentially cause hoods to fly open and hood latch failures, Honda is recalling 789,000 vehicles globally.
Date of recall: November 25, 2021 (Last updated: December 3, 2021)
In Canada alone, this significant recall impacts 51,325 newer vehicles, including:
- Honda Pilot: 2016 through 2019
- Honda Ridgeline: 2017 through 2020
- Honda Passport: 2019
What’s the problem
According to Transport Canada, the specific warning sign is a loose or vibrating hood indicating that the hood latch is failing. As the government site states, “On certain vehicles, the hood latch striker could separate from the hood. If this happens, the hood could open while driving.”
The risk, of course, is the likelihood of a crash when one of these defected Honda’s front hood suddenly fly open while on the road, blocking the driver’s view.
What’s the fix
The Japanese automaker plans to notify owners by mail, instructing them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealership for a closer look at the hood latch striker causing this extremely dangerous, and potentially fatal, issue.
The dealership will either replace the hood altogether or simply add a striker support plate. All free of charge, as part of this major recall. Those affected or require more info can call Honda at 1-888-946-6329.